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Old 01-28-2009, 05:58 PM   #41
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Awesome, let me know what you go with. I think I'm going to go Rotel pre/pro and a McIntosh turntable, not sure what I'll use for cd unit, because I can use my PS3 for SACD. That might change.


Mind telling me what you got yours for?
I got them used for $1400. Couldn't pass it up! I'm going to move the brand new 685's to the rear. I'm waiting to buy a new pre/pro and amp or receiver...my Onkyo works well enough for now.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:49 PM   #43
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isn't that more than half off???
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:10 AM   #45
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You should have got a pair of Totem Mani-2 Sigs instead. They can be had for mid $2k range used on audiogon. I picked up a pair of Mani-2 Sigs + Target 2 stands and beaks for $3400 CDN.

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I don't think I could handle having to look at those things all the time. Super ugly.
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isn't that more than half off???
They were used But are in amazing condition and sound excellent.
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Yea, but I've yet to find any used below 3 grand.
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You must tell me your source, because I might just buy another pair for my room.

edit: Found some on audiogon that are "two months" old for 2100. Their rosenut, though. Yuck.

I've never bought used speakers before, what do you think?
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I have listened to both of these speakers and for the price, the 683's Floorstanding speakers sound amazing. However, the 805S bookshelves somehow sound even better but come at twice the price of the 683's. I'm really trying to decide between them, but while I'm at it, what else should I look at in the same price range? I'm trying to keep it around $2000 a pair, $3000 max.
Check out earthquakes stuff... everyone i know says they make killer home audio products...i heard their titans at CES they are amazing!!!!
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Check out earthquakes stuff... everyone i know says they make killer home audio products...i heard their titans at CES they are amazing!!!!
I have a Cinonova Grande Amp and two MKV 15" Subs myself.

I went with all LSi/LCi for fullrange though.
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I have a Cinonova Grande Amp and two MKV 15" Subs myself.

I went with all LSi/LCi for fullrange though.
Would you suggest one of their subs for my 805s'? Mind you I live in close quarters with my neighbors.
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I have a Cinonova Grande Amp and two MKV 15" Subs myself.

I went with all LSi/LCi for fullrange though.
I got one mk 12..lol i cant imagine 2 mkv 15s...haha u r crazy.
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Would you suggest one of their subs for my 805s'? Mind you I live in close quarters with my neighbors.
Yea get the 12....i have it, it has more then enough power. And the reviews on it are outstanding.
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Can it handle the really fast stuff? I listen to a lot of Lamb of God.
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Here is one on my MKV15s. Both in the middle of 30x15 room on each side of the main couch.





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Can it handle the really fast stuff? I listen to a lot of Lamb of God.
Decent front speakers in stereo mode should not require much from a subwoofer.

If music is more important to you than movies, go with two 10" or 8" high powered high quality subs.

If not, the 12 or 15(s) will shake your house.

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Decent front speakers in stereo mode should not require much from a subwoofer.

If music is more important to you than movies, go with two 10" or 8" high powered high quality subs.

If not, the 12 or 15(s) will shake your house.

Yea, my B&W's aren't even hooked up to my tv. What sub would you suggest for an 8" or 10"?
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Ok, I'm seriously confused on the best way to power these things. Can someone school me on pre-amps, integrated? I'd be ready to buy, if I knew what the hell I'm looking for. I'm not getting what I want out of this onkyo receiver.
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Yea, my B&W's aren't even hooked up to my tv. What sub would you suggest for an 8" or 10"?
We sell a lot of Earthquake subs, they are pretty great overall. You really should not need much sub for a stereo music set up though.

$1750 Retail for the 10"

600 Watts RMS built-in Class "D" amplifier (same amplifier for 10", 12" and 15" models)
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Ok, I'm seriously confused on the best way to power these things. Can someone school me on pre-amps, integrated? I'd be ready to buy, if I knew what the hell I'm looking for. I'm not getting what I want out of this onkyo receiver.
What does your Onkyo not do?

I would consider buying a good sub before upgrading.

I would also consider buying a great STEREO reciever for $500-$1000.

I am assuming money matters.

A good preamp/power amp combo starts around $3000.

My 5 channel amp retails for $4500 and is considered one of the best VALUES on the market.

It adds up fast and you WILL get deminshing returns.
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